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The Role 

This is an interesting position for a highly motivated person with youth work and community development skills. This  position will be responsible for coordinating STARTTS Girls and Young Women’s Program, participation in mixed gender  residential programs, participation in after school hours program, limited provision of one-on-one services to young people  when required, participation in STARTTS work with schools and youth and children’s services, provision of support and  mentoring for other STARTTS staff working with refugee young people, supporting youth initiatives within various refugee  communities and networking and liaison with relevant stakeholders.


Reference No.1083-F
Applications CloseMay 24, 2024
Job Board
Job CategoryCommunity Development, Psychology & Counselling, Social Work
Job FieldCommunity, Family, Children and Youth, Health, Mental Health and Counselling
Employment BasisPart Time
LocationSouth West Sydney

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Essential Criteria

  1. Tertiary qualifications in youth work, community development, social work, health or the social science or  significant experience in the area. 
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with children and young people particularly young men from  refugee background and in organising programs for this group. This should knowledge of relevant legislation. 
  3. Understanding of the effects of torture and trauma on individuals, families, and communities and its impact on  resettlement in Australian context particularly as this relates to the challenges faced by young women. 
  4. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in community development, advocacy, partnership building and  community liaison in a multi-cultural and school context. 
  5. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in group work.
  6. Excellent oral, written & interpersonal communication skills and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office.
  7. Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team within a multicultural environment.
  8. Current NSW Driver’s Licence and current First Aid Certificate.

*This position is considered child-related employment and will require a Working with Children Background Check and a  National Police Check.  


* This role is a Category A role. It is mandatory for Category A workers to meet and maintain the vaccination criteria (as  per the current NSW Health and STARTTS policies) including annual Influenza vaccinations. Two doses of an approved  COVID-19 vaccine will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status. If successful you must provide  evidence of vaccination. 

Additionally, vaccination and/or assessment is required for Category A workers for the following transmissible diseases – measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox), hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and  tuberculosis. If successful you must also provide evidence of vaccination and/or assessment. 

Should you not be able to comply with vaccination requirements before your commencement date, the offer of  employment may be withdrawn. 

If you have a medical reason for why you cannot be vaccinated, a medical contraindication evidence will be required. 

Desirable Criteria

  1. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in case management or counselling.
  2. Demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of training programs and/or understanding of adult education principles.

Other Information

Enquiries: Lina Ishu: Youth Program Team Leader on (02) 9646 6700 

Work Type: Part-time; 24 hours per week. Contract up to 30 June 2025 (Continuation subject to ongoing funding) 

Location: Carramar 

Vaccination Requirement: Category A. 

Salary: Health Education Officer, or other relevant classification based on qualifications, experience and  requirements of the role. A generous salary packaging scheme is also offered. 

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as  possible.

  1. Complete a STARTTS Application for Employment Form
  2. Write a Statement Against the Selection Criteria outlining how you meet the selection criteria (see the guide How to apply for a job at STARTTS)
  3. Submit an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) 
  4. Provide copies of relevant Qualifications if applicable (overseas qualification must be assessed by an appropriate Australian body to be considered)
  5. Statements of Service from previous relevant roles (if applicable, please ask us for a sample)
  6. A cover letter is optional.
  7. Email your application and supporting documents to:

Closing date: Friday 24 May 2024 

NB: Depending on the role, if appointed, you may need a current ‘NSW Working With Children Check’ clearance, follow this link for information on how to apply of your check:


Do you want to work in one of Australia’s leading organisations providing treatment and rehabilitation to torture and trauma survivors; that’s quality focused, diverse & committed to making a difference in the lives of vulnerable people in communities? 

Come & join us! 

The Organisation 

"STARTTS is a not-for-profit Affiliated Health Organisation focused on providing a broad range of services to refugees in NSW. The focus of STARTTS approach is on building capacity and empowering people and communities to take control over their own lives, using a strengths-based approach and building on individual, family, community and cultural strengths." 

ContactLina Ishu: Youth Program Team Leader
Phone number (02) 9646 6700